NEWERTAINMENT: WHEN DID BROADCASTERS BECOME LIARS

“Truth in lies.” news media Our news media for the longest was supposed to provide us with up to date information regarding daily life. This is more geared toward local television, with the more nationwide or worldwide coverage informing everyone of life elsewhere. But over the recent years, the mass media has taken a beating because of their takes on subjects. Doesn’t matter if it’s political or even social. Every news outlet has a core audience that want to hearRead more

DYING FOR FAME: WHY DO PEOPLE WANT TO BE IN THE PUBLIC EYE SO BAD

“Why we want it so bad.” fame  You work your craft for years and years, then you get that big break. And from that big break comes this level of celebrity. Once you’re in, there is no stopping you, you want more of what you have been working for all these years. But when there is ever a time that fame starts to elude that person, they get nervous; why. Why do so many talented people who could still getRead more

YOU ARE WHAT YOU WATCH: HOW THE ENTERTAINMENT WE CONSUME SAYS A LOT ABOUT WHO WE ARE

“We watch it, it sucks but we keep watching, why?” what we watch You ever hear the term you are what you eat? But what about you are what you watch? Many people tune into television programming or watch films not knowing that they are telling something about themselves. Now, that does mean every time you turn on the television you are exposing yourself. But there is a pattern that starts to develop in what we watch. It’s why marketersRead more

GLORY BE TO ADDICTS: WHY IS THE DRUG USER THE NEW CULTURAL FIGURE

“The new form of fun.” drug culture In America, we have always had this culture where drugs have been apart of our lives. Cocaine was such a big influence in entertainment as with the 80’s and 90’s. But the glorifying of the drug addict was not real. The hustler was the one so many people wanted to be. The hustler is the one who had the lavish lifestyle. But today we have the user being the one everyone wants toRead more

HOLLY______: WHY YOU DON’T NEED TO GO TO LOS ANGELES TO BE IN THE BUSINESS

“Fame happens anywhere.” los angeles For the longest, if you wanted to succeed in the film and television business you needed to go to Los Angeles. If not, you most likely were not going to make it in the business. But now things have changed. Anyone with a computer can host a television show or movie from home. a new era Who would have ever thought that having your own channel would be possible. Well, with YouTube you can haveRead more

SUPERMOVIES: WILL THE SUPER HERO MOVIE TREND BURN ITSELF OUT

“We love it now, but what about later.” superheros We as a society love ourselves a good superhero movie. To see the villain lose in defeat as the hero triumphs. And our love for these sort of films stem from watching the bad guy in real life prevail. So to go to the movies to see the hero win is like finally, someone who isn’t afraid to take on the bad guys. Then we snap ourselves out of the fantasyRead more

WHO’S A TRUE ENTERTAINER: HOW EVERYONE WITH A FOLLOWING IS NOW A CELEBRITY

“I can if they can.” entertainers An entertainer is a very broad and ambiguous term for what we want to see in performance. Yet we have come to know entertainers in pop culture as people who are famous. Circus acts are entertainers, but how many of them are mainstream. No, no; I am referring to the famous faces we see on television and film. And the question remains, who are they really? And why are we enamored with them. WhatRead more

LOOKING DOWN: HOW WATCHING MEDIA IS NO LONGER AN AT HOME EVENT

“Viewing is so universal.” for your eyes only Ever see people walking the streets with their faces in their phones. Usually they are texting or scrolling through Instagram. But they are also viewing various means of entertainment as well. Instead watching television at home, you can now walk the street and view your favorite show. And what you are witnessing is a step into the future. past viewership In the past, you watched television at home. And when you wereRead more

ME TOO. TIMES UP: HOW WILL THE MOVEMENT PAN OUT OVER TIME

“Stand up, speak out.” me too/times up Over the past year, there has been a downfall of Hollywood’s elite men. There have been a wave of women coming out over the past indiscretions of studio executives and actors. Women who have been victims of sexual harassment and assault.  And with the downfalls came the movements we now know as Me Too and Times Up. So with that said, how long will these two movements continue? And will they both takeRead more

FREEDOM TO SCREEN: HOW WE SELF POLICE ON SCREEN WHEN WE DON’T HAVE TO DO SO

“We show what we want.” “We just choose not to do so.” what can we see When observing television and the internet, you are allowed to showcase what you want to the world. Just as long as it is not promoting anything illegal. That’s means you can show what you want on the television, but a lot of people do so. And there reason being is because they don’t want to lose advertisers. That’s right, news outlets and television showsRead more